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HTMLX – An Universal Container

By | 2017-02-05T18:45:54+00:00 August 30th, 2012|Software|

HTMLX – An Universal Container - Ash on Jan 11, 1998 1. Where is HTML4 now? HTML has come as long way since it was first invented. All the new languages, document formats, etc., which were supposed to kill it, failed. The beauty of HTML is its simplicity. It only expresses how the document should [...]

Great User Experience = Invisible and Emotional connection

By | 2017-02-05T18:45:54+00:00 August 30th, 2012|Software|

Great User Experience = Invisible and Emotional connection By ash on Tuesday, August 08, 2006 6:58 AM The above title seems to make no sense at all. How it possible for an UX (User Experience) to be invisible and yet evoke a powerful emotional connection. Quick Question – What is the best User Experience for [...]

Surely, you are joking Mr. Fenyman

By | 2017-02-05T18:45:54+00:00 December 12th, 2011|Software|

I read Fenyman's book in high school and it should be a must read for students and folks like Rick Perry.  Feynman explains what science is and what a scientific experiment should be.  His example of Cargo cult science is classic. Wikipedia has a good definition of Cargo cult programming that is based on the [...]

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Welcome Again

By | 2017-02-05T18:45:54+00:00 December 4th, 2011|General|

Welcome again to another of my efforts to create a blog. This is probably the sixth or seventh effort and to be honest, I am hoping that this works better than the last few efforts. The goal of this blog is to capture thoughts that will be useful to someone :-) If you want to [...]

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My Idea is worth more than yours OR My secret is bigger than yours

By | 2017-02-05T18:45:54+00:00 August 6th, 2006|Software|

My Idea is worth more than yours OR My secret is bigger than yours By ashvil on 6/20/2006 8:35 AM One of the hard lessons of my startup experience was that ideas are worth very little, It’s how you implement the idea that matters. Execution. When I see founders hide what they are doing, I smile [...]

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Controlled failures – Letting someone fall of the bike

By | 2017-02-05T18:45:54+00:00 June 4th, 2006|General|

Sometimes the best way to convince someone that their way will not work is letting them fail early without any major impacts.In my first job in the early 90s, Microsoft shipped a version control called Delta with MSDN. It was not really good and did not have any Developer tool integration but it supported basic [...]

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Why create i3Connect?

By | 2014-01-10T19:09:46+00:00 October 30th, 2003|Uncategorized|

The Entrepreneur role was the most challenging one and I learnt what it meant to run your own Software start-up. So, why did I do it – I had an idea that would make a difference in people lives. The idea was context based communication. Every communication takes place within a context. Take for example, [...]

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